Nippon Ham Fighters
Bobby Keppel had his right shoulder examined at a hospital in Sapporo today and diagnosed with both inflammation in his supraspinatus and an injury to his glenoid labrum.
Kazuo Matsui should be back in the starting line-up on Friday.
Chiba Lotte Marines
Shunichi Nemoto was not available to play today because he was recovering from a cold -- he had a fever yesterday (38.5 degrees Celsius) and received treatment at a hospital in Chiba; he got the day off today. Nemoto is expected to rejoin the Ichi-gun team on Friday.
Hikaru Ito had to be carried off on a stretcher after Josh Whitesell's (LOT) bat struck him in the head in the 7th inning. He was examined at a hospital in Chiba and diagnosed with a contusion on the right side of his head. Ito is considered day-to-day.